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Network Rail trials Britain's first battery-powered train

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:27

The first battery-powered train to run on Britain's rail network in more than 50 years will carry its first passengers this week.

Snack attack: Doritos under fire for palm oil provenance

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:19

The consumer group SumOfUs has launched an international ad campaign slamming Doritos and parent company PepsiCo for its 'destruction of the rainforest' and 'unsustainable use of palm oil'.

Collaboration and board support vital for sustainability success

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 06:22

The key to a successful sustainability program is collaboration with other companies and support from the executive board, according to a new report from the MIT business school.

Report: Firms regularly inflate industry costs of green policy

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:55

Companies and trade organisations repeatedly tell politicians that more stringent environmental legislation would significantly damage the economy, but such claims are wrong.

GM crops to be fast-tracked in UK following EU vote

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:10

GM crops look set to be brought to the UK market speedily after MEPs approve new legislation allowing countries to choose whether to grow the crops, in a rubber-stamping vote on Tuesday (13 January).

New science turns water waste-product into valuable fertiliser

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:00

British water companies could soon benefit from a new circular economy innovation which will enable them to recover humic acid - a valuable fertiliser.

Project underway to develop fuel-cell recycling process

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:30

Work has begun on the development of a new recycling process to recover and re-use high-value materials from waste fuel-cells.

Wave energy 'could be cheaper than solar and wind'

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 09:56

Large-scale wave energy is comparatively more reliable, consistent and potentially cheaper than other forms of energy generation, including wind power.

EFRA report response: Government must see waste as opportunity not cost

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 08:40

The waste and resources industry has condemned a 'disappointing' Government response to a report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) which criticised Defra for 'stepping back' from waste.

Opening bell for UK's largest crowd-funded wind project

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 07:08

UK wind specialist Earthmill has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise a record £2.5m to finance 10 new wind turbines across Britain.

Oil price crash: What it means for the renewables industry

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 05:37

On 20 June 2014, the price of crude oil stood at $115 a barrel. On 12 January 2015, the price has crashed to $48 a barrel, leading commentators - including Sir Richard Branson - to suggest clean energy will be damaged as suppliers abandon renewables in favour of cheap oil.

Solarcentury chairman Jeremy Leggett succeeded by Philip Comberg

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 05:22

Green energy entrepreneur, environmental campaigner and founder of Solarcentury Jeremy Leggett has stepped down from his role as non-executive chairman of the renewables company.

CHPA becomes ADE to support decentralised energy system

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 05:00

The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) will be renamed the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) to reflect the UK's transition towards user-led, local energy.

Carbon Trust continues marine energy investment drive with yield optimisation partnership

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 03:00

The Carbon Trust is working with consultancy firm Frazer-Nash to gain a better understanding of energy yield and uncertainty assessment across the wave and tidal energy industries in a bid to drive investment.

Global clean energy investment rebounds with 16% growth

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 07:22

Clean energy investment bounced back strongly in 2014, totalling $310bn, the highest amount since 2011 and a year-on-year growth of 16%.

UK cleantech start-ups embark on US trade mission

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:49

Sixteen of the most innovative clean technology companies in the UK have been selected to attend the Clean and Cool Mission 2015 in San Francisco, in a bid to break into the US market.

Cameron backs 'world-leading' tidal power plan

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:36

The Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed his support for a proposed tidal energy project off the coast of the Isle of Wight.

US solar capacity to double in next two years

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:27

American solar capacity could double by the end of 2016 according to a new report from the oil-and-gas association American Petroleum Institute (API).

Sustainability stats: The Week in Numbers (08/01/2015)

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:00

In the inaugural 2015 edition of the Week in Numbers, edie takes a look back at some of the fascinating figures from the worlds of energy, waste and water.

DECC: Investment in energy networks 'crucial' for UK's low-carbon future

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:00

The UK's energy networks will play a vital role in meeting future energy challenges, according to a report published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).